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[ 138 jo When the spectators, at these words, turned their eyes, and beheld his wife rising up to assis ther lord in this his utmost distress, a thrill of anguish ran through the assenbly. Lady Töussell continued to take motes during the whole of her husband's trial; and when he was condemned, this amiable lady threw herself at the feet of the king, to ask mercy for her husband. She pleaded with many tears the merits and loyalty of her father, as an atonement for those errors into which her husband might have fallen. But her supplications were lost upon the heart of the royal profligate. On the night besore Lord Russell’s execution, as his wife was about to take leave of him, he took her by the hand, and said, “This flesh you now feel, in a few hours, will be cold in death.” At ten o'clock she left him. He kissed her four or five times, and she so governed her sorrow, as not to add by the